Keith Olbermann Torches The NFL For Degrading Every Woman Who Watches

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Keith Olbermann's segment on Ray Rice was strong, indignant TV, resonant with everyone who believes a two-game suspension for punching out a woman is a clear signal that the NFL doesn't consider domestic violence meaningful violence.

"The message to the women who the league claims constitute 50 percent of its fan base: The NFL wants your money. It will do nothing else for you. It will tolerate those who abuse you verbally and those who abuse you physically."

There's outrage here, and justifiably so. He hammered home the point that Rice's crime and the shrugged-shoulders reaction from the NFL has repercussions far beyond football, that it's another example—a highly visible example, but still just one of many—that the sports world is not a friendly place to women.


As Olbermann wrapped up the day's events: "And another generation of athletes and fans begins to view the women in sports as just a little less human."